Natalie Kelley is a private pilot pursuing an instrument rating at Sporty’s and Founder of Fly Girl, LLC.

Natalie established the Fly Girl Scholarship to support a female community learner pursuing a primary pilot certification or advanced rating at Sporty’s Academy so that a deserving individual with a similar background and determination can have the opportunity to pursue her passion for flying.

The $5,000 award is potentially renewable for additional funding.

Female, community-learners pursuing (or who intend to pursue) a pilot training course of study at Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation at the Clermont County Airport are eligible for the award.

How to Apply: (not currently accepting applications)

To apply for the Fly Girl Scholarship, you must submit the following:

  • Narrative (approx 1-page) describing your background, goals and how the scholarship will support those goals
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a person who knows you well enough to further expand upon your interest and abilities in pursuing a pilot certification
  • Submit completed materials electronically or in person 

Applications will be reviewed by committee and finalists will be invited to interview with Mrs. Kelley. Funds will be disbursed to Sporty’s ECA on behalf of the recipient on a pre-determined schedule to be used during the 2018 calendar year for flight training at Sporty’s.

Application deadline:

  • Check back for details of the next application window


Questions contact Eric, [email protected] or 513-735-9100 ext. 352.